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City Prosecutors to Begin Explaining Decisions Not to Charge Police for Use of Force

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 20, 2017 3:43pm

Prosecutors in Baltimore have made a move that should please advocates of increased transparency in investigations of cases involving use of force by police officers.

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Report Indicates Fewer Excessive Force Complaints Against BPD, But Also Drop in Proportion of Officers Living in City

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017 10:26am

The Baltimore Police Department’s newest year-end community policing report shows police had fewer excessive force complaints against officers than than in 2015, but also had reductions in the proportions of officers assigned to neighborhood patrols and living in the city.

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Police Union’s Letter to DOJ Airs Grievances About Body Cams, Staffing, Equipment

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 14, 2016 10:35am

Courtesy FOP Lodge 3

Courtesy FOP Lodge 3

The Baltimore Police Department is currently negotiating a consent decree with federal investigators who found the department very much at fault in August. Amid those talks, the union representing city police officers announced yesterday that it sent three investigators a nine-page letter.

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Baltimore Reacts to the Zimmerman Verdict

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 15, 2013 7:36am

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Baltimore reacted to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin with passionate calls for justice and for peace. Several local faith and community leaders stood with Baltimore Police Comissioner Anthony Batts urging a peaceful reaction to the controversial verdict, even as they made no bones about their own outrage. Empowerment Temple’s Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant even credited the outcome with “the devaluing of black life.”  Read More →

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